Websites of +5 gardening
October 21, 2011 3:51 PM Subscribe
Good gardening websites? Looking for organized information and not like, meandering contentless blog posts.
posted by Nattie to home & garden (6 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I am looking for gardening sites with the following information:
- Ability to look up a general type of fruit or vegetable, and see a comparison of the different varieties and some information about their specific growing needs. Bonus points if there is a rating/review-like section where people can post their experience and advice with particular varieties.
I really don't want a messageboard format; it's too painful and disorganized if I'm just trying to decide what to grow. If I later need info about something I'm already growing I can search for it and read threads myself, but I really want something organized for now.
- Information about pruning and collecting and storing seed for different plants. For example, you prune a tomato plant a lot differently than a rose, but I don't know much about anything else.
I don't care if flowers and decorative things are included on the sites, but I'm focusing on primarily fruits and vegetables so something focused only on decorative stuff won't help me.
- Scientific articles or tips or experiments are a plus, too, i.e. "this growing method results in this because this" as opposed to "popsicle sticks make cute identification tags!"
- I am extremely interested in anything about selective breeding or developing new hybrids, even though that'd be some days in the future. (Past that, I've always been curious how you keep plants from pollen-ing all over each other, amirite)
What I really DON'T want is blogs with posts that are mostly some pictures and "today and went out in my garden and life was so beautiful and awesome" and nothing else, which unfortunately is the bulk of what I seem to be finding. (Not to knock those in any objective way, but they are very much not my thing. I need DATA, DATA, DATA!)